First woman to hold post

by Robin Kemp

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Natalie Ammons, is the first woman to serve as president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Ammons, a 29-year GBI veteran, was named NOBLE National Member of the Year in 2018 and has been a member since 2006. She also is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Association of Women in Public Safety, Peace Officers Association of Georgia, National Information Officers Association, Atlanta Metropol, Inc., and Rotary Club of South DeKalb.

In 2021, Georgia Asian Times named Ammons one of its 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia.

Also sworn in were Vice-President Anthony Whitmore, Secretary Maria McKee, Parliamentarian Crystal Moon, Treasurer Diane Jones, Sergeant-at-Arms Brian Salters, and Financial Secretary Rosie Robinson.

GBI Director Vic Reynolds said, “Natalie represents the Bureau well in everything she does, and we are proud of her for committing to lead the Georgia Chapter of NOBLE. I support the mission of NOBLE and know she will succeed in this role.”

Retired GBI Deputy Assistant Director Moses Ector, who is a founding member of Georgia NOBLE and who has served as NOBLE National President and Georgia Chapter president, praised Ammons’ election.

“We had dreams that one day NOBLE would see a female President,” Ector said. “Natalie will take this organization to new heights and get things done.”

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 NOBLE’s mission is “to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.”

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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